Bulldog Update - Apr 5th 2011
Champions league action & a big Rapids viewing party at Denvers #1 football bar!
Jon Forget
Apr 5th 2011
Football Fans,
       Champions League Football returns this first week of April with some tantalizing quarterfinal match ups!  The action starts this afternoon with Tottenham travelling to the Bernabeau to face Real Madrid.  The Spurs have had a great year, and a positive result away against the Spaniards would be a big lift towards the semifinals, a goal that seemed impossible for them a few years ago.  The return of Christiano Ronaldo for Madrid, and Gareth Bale for Tottenham, should provide the fans with some terrific attacking football.   This will be our featured match (with volume) at 12:45pm today.  Our other Champions league fixture of the afternoon sees defending Champions Inter Milan take on Schalke at home (3pm with volume).  Inter fans are expecting a response to their derby loss on the weekend, although coach Leonardo is wary of the Schalke side.  despite having a poor run in the Bundesliga, their form has been stellar in Europe.  Talisman striker Raul will lead the Schalke attack in hopes of the elusive away goal at the San Siro.
     Wednesdays Champions League clash between Chelsea and Manchester United is nothing short of epic, as the two 2008 finalists battle to advance.  The boys from Manchester took home the trophy in 2008 by the slimmest of margins (on pks), and Chelsea will be looking to revenge that loss.  Both teams are currently in a good run of form, and this encounter will surely bring out the best in them.  I am going to go out on a limb with the prediction that Fernando Torres opens his account for Chelsea against their much loathed rivals from the north.  I will not however attempt to pick a winner here, as it will be a dogfight to the bitter end!  This will be our featured match of the afternoon, played with volume on the main screen.  In our other Champions League fixture of the afternoon we have Barcelona facing Shakhtar Donetsk (3pm with volume).  Everyone expected Barca to be here, but Shakhtar has surprised a lot of people with their confident enterprising style of football.  Although the Catalonians are heavily favored, expect the Ukrainians to put up a hell of a fight.
     Friday night will be one hell of a party at the Bulldog, as our Colorado Rapids travel to Texas to take on FC Dallas in a rematch of the 2010 MLS Cup Final.  The Hoops will be keen to try and revenge their loss, but it will be an uphill climb against a Rapids side that has never looked so good.  The Bulldog is hosting an away game viewing party (details at www.bulldogsupporters.com ), with pregame starting at 6:30pm.  My suggestion is to start your weekend early, and get your butt in a seat during Happy Hour, for what promises to be a hard fought and emotional contest.  Specials include $3 20oz Coors Light and $5 20oz Carlsberg for anyone wearing Rapids colors that comes out in support of their team.
     Our weekend at the Bulldog is chock full of great football from around the globe.  We open early both Saturday (5:30am) and Sunday (6:30am) morning with English Premier League featured, and our morning Happy Hour and breakfast.  The early morning and afternoon sees some top tier La Liga and Serie A footy, and the evening brings us a full compliment of MLS fixtures.  To finish the weekend we will be featuring a replay of the Malaysian F1 Grand Prix (with volume) at 4pm on Sunday.  Cheers all, hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Colorado Spring!
Tuesday April 5th
Real Madrid v Tottenham 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Inter Milan v Schalke 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Saprissa v Real Salt Lake 8pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
Wednesday April 6th
Chelsea v Man. United 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Barcelona v Shakhtar 12:45pm (UEFA Champions League)
Cruz Azul v Monterrey 6pm (CONCACAF Champions League)
Vancouver v New England 8pm (MLS)
Thursday April 7th
Benfica v PSV 1pm (Europa League)
Villareal v Twente 1pm (Europa League)
Friday April 8th
Dallas v Colorado 7pm (MLS Away Game Viewing Party)
Saturday April 9th
Wolves v Everton 5:30am (EPL)
Chelsea v Wigan 8am (EPL)
Man. United v Fulham 8am (EPL)
Athletic Bilbao v Real Madrid 10am (La Liga)
Inter Milan v Chievo 10am (Serie A)
Barcelona v Almeria 12pm (La Liga)
Udinese v Roma 12:45pm (Serie A)
Seattle v Chicago 2pm (MLS)
Philly v New York 5pm (MLS)
New England v Salt Lake 5:30pm (MLS)
D.C. United v Los Angeles 5:30pm (MLS)
Chivas v Columbus 8:30pm (MLS)
San Jose v Toronto 8:30pm (MLS)
Sunday April 10th
Blackpool v Arsenal 6:30am (EPL)
Aston Villa v Newcastle 9am (EPL)
Fiorentina v A.C. Milan 12:45pm (Serie A)
Malaysian F1 Grand Prix 4pm (Replay with volume)
Houston v Vancouver 5pm (MLS)
Monday April 11th
Liverpool v Man City 1pm (EPL lunchtime special $6.50 burgers/$7.50 Saag)
Bulldog Clip of the Week:  Each week I will be including a video clip that pertains to the Beautiful Game.  This week,  a montage of great saves from some of the Worlds best keepers:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEUiKTtR5SM 
British Bulldog Rapids Supporters Club:  www.bulldogsupporters.com  Do you love futbol, beer, tailgates, bus trips, singing songs and chants, and supporting your team with other knowledgeable fans?  If you said yes to any of these questions then the BSG is your club.  Passionate about World Football, and improving the atmosphere at Dicks Sporting Goods Park, I encourage you to get involved!                         
FIFA 11 Video Game Competition:  Every Tuesday night at 7:00pm the British Bulldog is hosting a FIFA 11 tournament.  Red Stripe is on special for this one, and house prizes for the winner and runner up.  Come on out and test your skills against other Football Fanatics!  Feel free to come down anytime, and practice your skills on FIFA 11.  The game is always set up and ready to play, just ask your bartender for the game and controllers.
2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix:  Formula 1 is the ultimate in sports car racing, and the Bulldog is proud to host fans of the Worlds greatest racing series.  The Malaysian Grand Prix will be shown with volume at 4pm Sunday April 10th during Happy Hour.  In addition the Bulldog has created a Fantasy Formula 1 League for the discerning fan:  follow this link to create your team, and type in the league name and password to join our private mini-league.  ( http://gpedition.speedfantasyracing.com )
The league name is: British Bulldog F1 Challenge
The password is: poleposition
NHL Hockey:  The NHL playoff race is heating up, and the Bulldog is proud to carry the NHL package.  Feel free to request your favorite teams game live and in HD.
British Bulldog Poker Nights:  Every Wednesday (9pm) and Sunday (6pm) the British Bulldog is hosting a poker tournament.  The game is Texas Holdem.  In addition to $3 Pinnacle vodka drinks(Wed.), $2.50 Bud and Bud Light, and our regular 10-12 Late Night Happy Hour, there are also house prizes for the winner and the runner up.  Our in house dealer, Keith, will be here every week to host.
Sunday Movie Night:  Every Sunday night at 9:30pm the Bulldog will be featuring a classic movie for our patrons to enjoy.   
FC Denver: The British Bulldog is proud to announce a partnership with FC Denver.  FC Denver is the premiere adult soccer organization in Colorado, and the Bulldog is the Clubs home Pub. If you are a top-level player looking for a team to play for, or are looking for local soccer playing options/resources, contact Eric Fulton at efulton@fcdenver.org (720-296-8332).
British Bulldog Specials:
Soccer Happy Hour & Breakfast 7-11am on the weekends (During EPL, La Liga, & Bundesliga Seasons)
Every day Happy Hours 3-7 & 10-12 (Half price well, wine, and draft)
NHL Hockey Package 
Monday night Trivia w/ Geeks who drink 8pm ($3 Coors light & Fat Tire)
Tuesday (5-11pm) 25% off all Pakistani Entrees, & $5 Buffalo Chicken Sandwich
Wednesday (9pm) & Sunday (6pm) Texas Hold Em, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light & $3 Pinnacle Vodka all night.
Daily Lunch Specials (M/Saag Paneer, T/Peshwari Chx, W/Chx Masala, TH/Chappli Kebabs, F/ Fish & Chips)
$3 Tuaca, $4 Sweet Tea Vodka & Lemonade, $3.50 Jameson & Ginger, and $5 Hornitos Coin style Margs!  These are all the time specials at the Bulldog for the 2011 Season!
Cheers everyone!
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